As outlined above, NGMN 5G ( Next Generation Mobile Network) expects that the business context beyond 2020 will be notably different from
today. The industry will see the emergence of new use cases and business models driven by the
customers’ and operators’ needs. These will be enabled both by the maturity of existing and emergence
of new key technologies. Therefore, NGMN 5G has formulated the following vision for 5G that serves as an
inspiration to develop the requirements and the related technology and architecture guidelines:
“5G is an end-to-end ecosystem to enable a fully mobile and connected society. It empowersvalue creation towards customers and partners, through existing and emerging use cases,delivered with consistent experience, and enabled by sustainable business models.”
NGMN 5G VISION
The following sub-sections describe the key elements of NGMN’s 5G Vision, namely:
The 5G networks will be built around people and things and will natively meet the requirements
of three groups of use cases:
Massive broadband (xMBB) that delivers gigabytes of bandwidth on demand
Massive machine-type communication (mMTC) that connects billions of sensors and
Critical machine-type communication (uMTC) that allows immediate feedback with
high reliability and enables for example remote control over robots and autonomous driving.
What can we expect from 5G?
5G or fifth generation of wireless technology will offer great speed. Under 5G plans, carriers will offer mobile internet speeds of more than 10 gigabits per second. According to Huawei’s deputy chairman Ken Hu, it will be about 100 times the speed of the fastest 4G mobile connections deployed today. 5G will also have more than 1,000 times the data capacity of 4G.
It means that you would be able to download a feature length HD movie in less than 5 seconds. Networks will have more data bandwidth. Currently the digital response time or latency (the time a web link takes to load a page on a smartphone) is around 50 to 80 milliseconds which would reduce to a millisecond with 5G. This critical reduction will no doubt open up new vistas of collaboration on different platforms where technology will aid us in making world a better place, faster. With one millisecond latency, you could see machines communicating in real time. You could see driverless cars on the roads making those split second decisions with ease.